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SECONDWIND DREAMS

Many of you know about the Second Wind Dreams program that grants dreams of residents of nursing homes!

We have completed OVER 383 dreams!  Thanks!

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Second Wind Dreams Project

If you haven't heard about Second Wind Dreams there is a national organization website that will explain.  http://www.secondwind.org/  Second Wind Dreams Video

Over the years the Henry County Homemakers and residents have been active in the Second Wind Dreams program.

Second Wind Dreams - Henry County Ky
#65 Dream Fulfilled!

Beatrice Smith (above and left) was honored with a reception/reunion/recital provided by Second Wind Dreams at Providence New Castle (previously known as Homestead) Nursing Center.

Second Wind Dreams granted, page 2:

51. Butterfly Program: Vicki had shared information on this “end of life” program where the family of residents or the resident can choose to have a special quilt used on their bed that indicates that they are near the end of their lives. Helen and Thelma made them and then they also provided some fleece lap blankets (Sue too) and pillows. About 5 quilts/10 blankets and 6 pillows.

52. Alvin attended the Historical Society picnic that featured Pleasureville at the Sewells on Labor Day.

53. Ray wanted a meal at White Castle-We bought 2 boxes of frozen White Castle Hamburgers and Cheese burgers and delivered them. He said they were “awesome”. Will get him some more later.

54. Dave Stahl and Reid Moore provided a concert on Thursday, September 25th for the residents. This was Virginia’s dream arranged by Saundra Smith.

55. Maryellen took glamour shots of the residents on Sept. 26 and provided each with an 8x10 of their best shot and a second page with small photos of the other 4-5 shots and a cd that family can take and have copies made. Special thanks to Mona Huff who donated the photo paper!

56. Juanita received the crochet flag blanket that was made by Martha Rose Tipton, arranged by Saundra Smith.

Juanita's Dream

57.Gladys wanted a trip to Chat n’ Nibble by Jo Brewer and Franklinton Baptist Youth Group took 5-6 in September. It was a huge success, they had flowers and balloons.

58. Saundra Smith’s dulcimer group played for the residents at a special concert at Providence New Castle (previously known as Homestead).

59. New Castle United Methodist women provided small poinsettias for each resident at Christmas.

60. Valentine party for residents: held on February 13, music by Ruth Ann Mills Moore and our own Vicki Atha! Cupcakes by Helen Davis, Edith Tennill, Saundra Smith, Margaret Hayden, Sue Barnett, Thelma Moody Clark, Colleen Douglas, Lennie Taylor, Carolyn Jeffries, Wanda Thurman (did I leave anyone out?). Thanks to Sharon for the punch and for arranging for Ruth Ann Mills Moore. Carnations provided at a discount by the Flower Box. King and Queen crown provided by Maryellen.

61. DVD’s and CD’s: thanks to Annmarie Ivers, Sharon Fields, Irene Smith, Rosa Lee Grigsby, who else???????????????????????

62. Ruth E. wanted some embroidery equipment-Sue, Margaret, and Edith provided a decorated tin with a large assortment of embroidery hoops, thread, needles, and several stamped projects.

Ruth E Emroidery Dream

63. One volunteer from Senior Series-Small Steps is going to help with bingo on Saturdays.

64. A Chinese Lunch on Fat Tuesday was the dream of one resident and 8 of her friends, 4 staff members and 2 committee members enjoyed a tasty Chinese Buffet-sponsored by several-Zelma Winchester, Margaret Thurman-who else?

We had over $30 donated but don’t know who all it was?

Chinese New Year Dream

Second Wind Dreams

Zelma Winchester granted a Second Wind Dreams wish for another Zelma who is a resident at Providence New Castle (previously known as Homestead) and wanted a CD player and some gospel music, as Don Dalger, Past Administrator watched. If you or your group is interested in granting a dream of a resident then give us a call at the Henry County Extension Office or call Committee Chairperson Sue Barnett. The Second Wind Committee has granted almost 90 dreams so far and all of those who have granted a dream have reported that they have received far more than they gave.

65. A special surprise reception/reunion/recital was held for long time piano teacher Beatrice Smith by the Second Wind Committee. There were over 70 friends, family and residents in attendance to honor Beatrice.  Beatrice herself and several of her former students played the piano for entertainment and the committee and Providence New Castle (previously known as Homestead) provided delightful refreshments. Beatrice was presented with a certificate of appreciation for her dedication to teaching music, she was overwhelmed and thoroughly enjoyed the event.

Raised Garden Dream
66. Raised garden boxes by Lions Club
(Eddy Mahoney)

Garden Boxes at Twin Oaks, fulfilled by the Lions' Club.

67. The knitting group at Eminence Christian Church is knitting lap robes/prayer shawl. Donations by Zelma Winchester, Sue Barnett, Helen Davis, Wanda Thurman, Pat Gray, Saundra Smith and Courtney Smith. They would like some knitting kits-approximate cost is $20. Need 3 skeins of 4 ply yarn and size 11 or 13 needles. Take to church or drop off at Extension Office and Saundra or Sharon will pick up.

68. Right/Left/Center game donated by Shirley Sills for Providence New Castle (previously known as Homestead) fun and games-we played and had a great time. Maryellen won!!!

Shadow Boxes Dream

69. Shadow Boxes-project completed for Thanksgiving Dinner.

70. Sally wanted fried chicken served to the residents for her birthday! We purchased it from Wal-Mart. She says that this is her dream come true and was very excited and is inviting her daughter to join her.

71. Anne Martin Baptist Women and Campbellsburg Methodist women sponsored $80 for meals at Cracker Barrel for 12 residents. Nadine’s dream.

72. Marie Corolla donated 3 large bags of yarn for the lap robes! Sarah Mason donated $5 for the purchase of yarn, Judy Milliner donated $5 for yarn and a large bag of granny squares, Tym Ricketts donated a bag of yarn and knitted scarves. Helen Coombs and Vianne Bruther both donated a bag of yarn. Helen Coombs donated 2 large bags of yarn and partly completed afghans.

73. Seafood Lunch at Chat ‘n Nibble by Zelma-(Sue Sally and Anna)

74. Birthday Celebration for Alma Casey Roberts Clements held on June 6. Side dishes donated by Helen Davis, Saundra Smith, Shirley Sills, Margaret Hayden, Pat Gray, Edith Tennill, Wanda Thurman, Zelma Winchester, Betty Chilton, Ruth Martin, and others?It was a great day, music, food and fun!

Alma Casey Roberts Clements 100th Birthday Celebration.
Alma Casey Roberts Clements 100th Birthday Celebration.

75. Methodist Women are making 30 nice hospital gowns for the residents. They are pretty ready made gowns that they split down the back with a tie!

76. Trip to the movies was sponsored by Thelma Moody and Shirley Sills.

77. Shadow Boxes: finally completed 66!

78. A Massage was arranged for a young terminally ill woman.

79. Two Gentlemen attended the Blue Grass Concert at the Antique Tractor Show thanks to Margaret Hayden and Sue Barnett.

80. Henry County Chamber of Commerce is donating two copies of the Pictorial Henry County book (one for Providence New Castle (previously known as Homestead) and one for Twin Oaks), Jeannie Teno donated a copy of the Pictorial Henry County Book to Providence New Castle (previously known as Homestead), thanks to Pat Gray/Carolyn Jeffries/Sharon Fields/June Smith/Melodye Fletcher/ Helen Powell/Edith Tennill/Sue Barnett (I’ve probably left someone out-if so I apologize) for the donation of some magazines that the residents had requested (Country Living, Reminisce, Birds and Blooms etc.). Pat Gray provided a subscription to Birds and Blooms one of their favorites! The Henry County Historical Society provided a free membership so that they will have copies of the quarterly newsletter.

81. Vicki reported that they residents really enjoy the Right/Left/Center game provided by Shirley Sills!

82. The Committee donated $100 to the HCHS ROTC to help pay for the honor medals to presented to Veterans on Veterans day.

83. Thanks to those who donated cakes for the Providence New Castle (previously known as Homestead) cake walk during their Fall Festival!!

84. Thanks to the Henry County Homemakers for the donation of the fabric pumpkins for the residents at Providence New Castle (previously known as Homestead).

85. Thanks to Jim and Eliene Prewitt for the donation of a lift chair to Providence New Castle (previously known as Homestead).

Valentine Dream
86. Valentine party for the residents by the committee.

87. Zelma Winchester provided a DVD/CD player and a CD to Zelma!.

88. Dodie-the new Castle United Methodist Women provided her with a new perm, and new shoes.

Hair Do and Shoes Dream
89. Sadie-received a bird book and bird figurine from Sue Barnett.

90. Lolly received a CD player and CD’s and a robe and gown from Lois and Jeanne.

91. Myrtle received her house shoes and robe from Pat and Margaret.

92. Anna Scott-received a robe and gown and slippers from Shirley.

Elvis Blue Hawaii Dream
93. Elvis Program was held with festive Hawaiian Refreshments and decorations thanks to Jeanni Teno.

94. Lions Club donated two more raised garden boxes, Barbara Gregory donated all the veggie plants from her greenhouse, Star View gave us a discount on the potting soil. Thanks to Pat Gray and Saundra Smith for coordinating this.

95. We purchased two gazebo covers for Providence New Castle (previously known as Homestead)-they should enjoy the shade-Crystal said it is 20 degrees cooler! $159.98

96. Rhonda received 4 dusters, 3 sports bras and a hair cut from Margaret Hayden and Betty Chilton.

97. Alvin received a loaner computer from the Extension office so that he can write more memoirs.

98. Homemade Ice cream event! Thanks to Margaret who made tutti-fruity ice cream and to Edith Tennill who loaned her old-time crank machine! The residents really enjoyed the event and the memories!

Floral Dreams

99. Mattie, Alvin, Waldene and Ms. Young received floral bouquets from Eleanor Sharp. Eleanor had personalized each bouquet. One was to have gone to Janie Shinkle but she had passed away the night before so she gave it to Ms. Young as it was her birthday. Eleanor also brought 3 miniature rose arrangements to be given out by Crystal to residents who she thought would enjoy.

100. Janice wanted country western music and Sicil wanted a barbeque meals-set for August 27. To be catered by Wendell Thomas with Reid Moore for the musical entertainment.

98. Homemade Ice cream event! Thanks to Margaret who made tutti-fruity ice cream and to Edith Tennill who loaned her old-time crank machine! The residents really enjoyed the event and the memories!

99. Mattie, Alvin, Waldene and Ms. Young received floral bouquets from Eleanor Sharp. Eleanor had personalized each bouquet. One was to have gone to Janie Shinkle but she had passed away the night before so she gave it to Ms. Young as it was her birthday. Eleanor also brought 3 miniature rose arrangements to be given out by Crystal to residents who she thought would enjoy.

100. Janice wanted country western music and Sicil wanted a barbeque meals-set for August 27. To be catered by Wendell Thomas with Reid Moore for the musical entertainment.

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Maryellen Garrison

Henry County Extension Agent
For Family and Consumer Sciences


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